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Cone & Plate Viscosity

Viscosity measurement of coatings is essential at each stage of the manufacturing process to ensure consistent quality standards.

Many parameters can effect the rheological behavior of a finished coating resulting in undesirable effects such as inconsistent performance, poor levelling or sagging. The use of high precision measuring instruments is therefore essential in quality control to prevent such problems occurring during formulation, manufacture and application.

The PAINTLAB+ Cone & Plate Viscometer provides high accuracy viscosity measurement of non-Newtonian paints and coatings. This viscometer is specifically designed to provide stringent testing conditions to allow the measurement of these materials as the viscosity changes according to the shear stress that is applied.

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Precise Measurement - High stability motor speed control ensures accuracy and repeatability during each test. Real-time high resolution graphing allows monitoring of changes during measurement providing identification of inconsistencies between samples. Measurement results displayed instantly on screen after test in P, cP, Pa.s or mPa.s,

Advanced Temperature Monitoring - The viscometer utilizes an integrated high stability temperature controlled plate onto which the samples are applied to test. A preheat function allows rapid stabilisation of sample temperature which is accurately controlled throughout the measurement process.

Dual Speed Operation - The instrument is configured to allow testing using shear rates according to two standardized test methods - BS (750 rpm- 10,000 s-1) and ASTM (900 rpm - 12,000 s-1). Precision speed control ensures that shear rates applied are highly repeatable and test results are reliable. The combination of two test speeds and selection of viscosity ranges allow the testing of products to a wide range of international test methods.

Easy Clean Design - Lab-tough easy clean glass allows easy removal and cleaning of unintentional splashes and smears from the capacitive sense buttons and screen. The solvent resistant anodised aluminium instrument chassis ensures that the instrument can be cleaned and restored to pristine condition even in the toughest working environments.

Data Transfer - Measurement data including time, date and test temperature can be printed to a Rhopoint label printer (supplied as an optional accessory). Printed labels can be attached to each sample for easy identification and recording of results.

Applications - Paints and coatings, inks, adhesives, pastes

Optional Accessories - Results printer, USB data cable, Certified calibration oils, Certified recalibration kit ( 5 x traceable viscosity oils, USB calibration key, Recalibraton certificate) - Please call for pricing

Cone and Plate
Cone and Plate


Technical Data

Technical Data
Standards: BS 3900;A7, ASTM D 4287, ISO 2884
Resolution: ±0.1°C
Repeatability: ±0.5%
Accuracy: ±0.5%
Viscosity Range: 0 - 100P in 5 ranges: 0 - 5P, 0 - 10P, 0 - 20P, 5 - 50P, 10 - 100P
Dual Speed: 750RPM - 10,000 s-1
900RPM - 12,000 s-1
Operating Temperature: 5°C to 70°C
Power: 110V/230V
Weight: 7.25 kg
Size: (H) 460 X (W) 320 X (D) 190 MM
Packed Weight: 10 KG
Packed Dimensions: (H) 680 X (W) 460 X (D) 380 MM



Prices subject to change    Prices listed in US dollars for domestic shipments within US, Canada, & Mexico only    Export orders require quotations - click here for a quote     For more info call us 1-800-762-2478 or 954-946-9454.
Item Number Item Prices

Traceable calibration certificate and 2 Year Warranty

VI-976001 Cone & Plate Viscometer, 750/900rpm $7,295.00
VI-976003 Cone & Plate Viscometer, 750rpm 6,495.00
VI-976005 Cone & Plate Viscometer, 900rpm 6,495.00
Note: the Cone & Plate Viscometer is not supplied with a cone as standard. Please order one of the following cone kits according to required range.
VI-976020 0 - 5 poise Cone Kit 950.00
VI-976022 0 - 10 poise Cone Kit 950.00
VI-976024 0 - 20 poise Cone Kit 950.00
VI-976026 5 - 50 poise Cone Kit 950.00
VI-976028 10 - 100 poise Cone Kit 950.00
VI-976040 0 - 5 poise re-calibration kit 850.00
VI-976042 0 - 10 poise re-calibration kit 850.00
VI-976044 0 - 20 poise re-calibration kit 850.00
VI-976046 5 - 50 poise re-calibration kit 850.00
VI-976048 10 - 100 poise re-calibration kit 850.00
We are an established North American Distributor for Rhopoint Instruments, and have been providing, servicing, calibrating and certifying their high quality instruments for over 33 years.


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